The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will have free celebrations Saturday in honor of the 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed a proclamation in honor of the conservation efforts led by America’s hunters and anglers, recognizing Saturday, Sept. 26, as NHF Day in Georgia, noting the plans underway for a statewide celebration.
The Richmond Hill Hatchery will be hosting one of the events that will be offered in Georgia. Highlights include archery, kayaking, fishing, a hunting simulator and exhibits. Outdoor Adventure Day will run from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be free hot dogs and drinks for participants while supplies last.
The Evans County Public Fishing Area also will host a kids fishing event from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday near Claxton. There will be free hot dogs and drinks for participants while supplies last. It is recommended that participants bring fishing poles and bait, as there is a limited supply offered on a first-come basis.
In addition, a free fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents Saturday.
On this day, residents do not need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas.
Residents do not need to obtain a wildlife-management area license to fish on a PFA, WMA or on Waters Creek on this day.
For more information, go to www.georgiawildlife.com.